The teenager is said to have been in a relationship with the 25-year-old Boda boda cyclist, whose name has been withheld by police, for more than four months. Her parents got concerned and ordered her to cancel the relationship since she was still young to be dating.
Eyewitnesses say Lwanga climbed a jack-fruit tree to access the power-line as usual but he accidentally tapped the wire where hang clothes. No sooner had Lwanga reached the ground than their fate unfolded. First, his young brother touched the bare wire and got electrocuted.
Aidah Nabwami was shot in the chest and she died shortly after reaching hospital while Asadi Jjemba, a mobile money operator nearby, was admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
Many of the roads in the area have become impassable following floods that devastated the area in recent months. They include, among others, the Lumbugu-Buyamba-Lwamaggwa road, which connects to Lyantonde district which was ruined by the floods from Lake Kijjanebarola.
Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, who is supervising the exercise says that the nine cases are among 2,016 people who were tested in the ongoing community surveillance and testing exercise, which started on May 19, 2020. 1,986 of those tested are Ugandans and mostly residents of Kasensero Town Council and travellers while 30 are Tanzanian nationals.